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Glaucoma is a family of more than 30 diseases that affects pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure), and damages the optic nerve. When pressure inside the eye increases, blind spots in peripheral areas of vision may occur.
YAG laser iridotomy is a procedure used to treat acute close-angle glaucoma by decreasing the sudden build-up of pressure in the eye. The laser creates a small hole on the outer edge of the iris (the coloured part of your eye) to improve the circulation of fluid inside the eye.
A Trabeculectomy is an operation to create a new drainage channel in the eye to help in the treatment of glaucoma. The pressure in the eye is lowered when fluid can be released through the new channel.
You should rest for the evening after your operation and not drink alcohol or drive a car for 24 hours. After that you can resume most normal activities, but you are advised to take the following precautions in the first two weeks following your operation in order to prevent eye strain:
And for one month following your operation: